Riley Payne born 1979 in Melbourne, Australia and currently 
lives and works in New York, USA...
1/15. Riley Payne, untitled (frog), 2018, pencil on paper, framed, 70 × 57 cm
2/15. Riley Payne, untitled (peach), 2018, pencil on paper, framed, 70 × 57 cm
3/15. Riley Payne, untitled (flamingo), 2018, pencil on paper, framed, 45 × 36.5 cm
4/15. Riley Payne, untitled (giant bird of paradise), 2018, pencil on paper, framed, 45 × 36.5 cm
5/15. Riley Payne, untitled (ginkgo), 2018 pencil on paper, framed 53.5 × 44.5 cm
6/15. Riley Payne, untitled (zebra),2018, pencil on paper, framed, 53.5 × 44.5 cm
7/15. Riley Payne, untitled (cabbage), 2018, pencil on paper, framed 53.5 × 44.5 cm
8/15. Riley Payne, untitled (agave),2019, pencil on paper, framed, 34.5 × 29 cm
9/15. Riley Payne, holiday piece, 2019, neon tubes, electrical wire, wall connectors, transformer, 90 × 72 × 9.5 cm
10/15. Riley Payne, election day, 2017-2018, pencil on paper, 44 × 36 cm
11/15. Riley Payne, bill, the masseuse, 2017-2018, pencil on paper, 44 × 36 cm
12/15. Riley Payne, water at the beginning, water at the end, 2017-2018, pencil on paper, 44 × 36 cm
13/15. Riley Payne, rub, 2014-2015, pencil on paper, 75.3 × 59.8 cm, Collection National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
14/15. Riley Payne, remedy 2, 2014-2015, pencil on paper, 75.3 × 59.8 cm, Collection National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
15/15. Riley Payne, a season for everyday, 2014-2015, pencil on paper, 75.3 × 59.8 cm, Collection National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Exhibitions
Footnotes
Further Reading

 

“Riley Payne’s meticulous photorealist drawings tease out new connections between disparate but instantly recognisable pictorial elements. By re-rendering existing photographic imagery through a labour-intensive drawing process, he attempts to stem the tide of visual information that assaults us daily. Enigmatic and open-ended, Payne’s drawings encourage new relationships between language and image that are achieved through the use of humour, subversion and recontextualisation.”                                                                   

Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings, NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2017
 
 
Riley Payne (b. 1979, Melbourne, Australia) has held six solo exhibitions since 2008; his most recent include Any Day Now at New Release Gallery, New York (2018), Serenader at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne (2016), and his work was included in the inaugural NGV Triennial (2017–2018). He was a finalist in the RBS Emerging Artist Award (2011), and has held a residency at Artspace, Sydney (2014). Riley lives and works in New York, USA.
 
 
His first solo exhibition with ReadingRoom, Nature Documentary, will be presented at the gallery in February, 2019.
 
 
Chloe Mandryk, Riley Payne: Nature Documentary, Art Almanac, February, 2019
 
 

John Thomson, Riley Payne: Humour, Profundity and Hard Labour, Vault Magazine, Issue 12, 2015